A World-Class Private High School, Right Here in Indianapolis
ISI High School combines the best aspects of a private high school with the advantages of a four-year International Baccalaureate program. It’s a challenging, multicultural program with small class sizes and a community atmosphere. ISI understands that high achievement must be balanced with creativity, fun, and self-reflection.
ISI High School accepts students in any year up through Grade 12. Though we are a language-rich school with an international focus, students do not need to speak a foreign language to attend. Our language specialists can give individualized attention to high school students who need it, to accelerate their language learning.
ISI is the state’s only school offering all enrolled K-12 students access to certified full-continuum International Baccalaureate programming.
The Upper School Curriculum
The MYP Program from Middle School continues through Grade 10. The IB Diploma Program is completed in Grades 11 and 12. ISI has one of the strongest such programs in the nation. IB diploma students make connections across subject areas, explore the theory of knowledge, and study an array of courses across six subject groups.
Even while they’re back on Indiana soil, ISI high school students are broadening their horizons. They are getting hands-on exploration in our science labs, exploring their communities and themselves through the Creativity, Activity, Service program, or learning to balance individual and group efforts in school projects or on the athletic field.
The high school years are a time of great adventure for our students. In Grades 9 and 10, all ISI students spend at least a week on a student exchange trip to a country where their target (or second) language of study is spoken. Students whose second language is French, for example, may visit the province of Quebec, in Canada. Many students travel to France. Other students have traveled to Mexico, Costa Rica, Barcelona, and even China.
Classes at ISI
The student-faculty ratio for the high school is around 9:1. High school classes are small, typically having between 12 and 16 students.
Classes for Grades 9 through 12 meet in the Taurel Building on our Michigan Road campus.
Connecting to the Future and the World
ISI high school is based on exploration. Grade 9 and 10 students will be in the final two years of the IB Middle Years Program. Students prepare for the challenge of the Grade 11-12 diploma program by solving problems, thinking critically, planning and conducting investigations, and participating in organized debate. Like all ISI students, they stretch themselves intellectually by making connections between their studies and the world.
In Grades 11 and 12, students put that preparation to work for their IB diploma. The IB diploma thoroughly prepares them to succeed at the college or university of their choice – and 100% of our graduates go on to attend college.